Seventh Annual Conference and International Symposium

25th July 2019


The Seventh Annual CHS Conference and International Symposium  will take place here online and as a webinar on Saturday 4 April. Please watch this space.

Papers will be available online and we hope holding a series of live webinars during the day.

The Proceedings are being printed and should be available to order online shortly. We will send out more detail of how to get your copy in due course.

Sixth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society (2019)

3rd August 2018


Our AGM and the Sixth Annual Conference on Construction History was held in Cambridge on 5, 6  and 7 April 2019 with the AGM on Saturday 6 April and an annual lecture and dinner on the Saturday night and a tour on Sunday 7 April.. The theme of the first day was Water. The second day covered other aspects of Construction History. There was also a special session on Doors


Call for Abstracts: Water

General Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts- Special Session(s) on Doors

Conference in Honour of Professor Werner Lorenz 26-28 Sept 2018

3rd August 2018

A conference in honour of Professor Werner Lorenz who was the first person to hold a Chair of Construction History will be held in Cottbus from the 26-28 September and retired this year. Please see the programme for details of how to attend

Programme for Conference

13th November 2016

Fourth CHS Annual Conference 7-9 April 2017

The Fourth Annual Conference of the Construction History Society will be held in Queens’ College, Cambridge between the 7 and 9 April 2017. The call for abstracts has been released and was extended until 14 October 2016. For more details click here

Third CHS Annual Conference 8-9 April 2016

20th August 2015

The Third Annual Conference of the Construction History Society will be held in Queens’ College, Cambridge on the 8 and 9 April 2016. The call for abstracts has been released and abstracts should be submitted by 30 September 2015. For more details click here

AGM 21 March Cambridge

25th February 2015

Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of the society will take place on Saturday 21 March at Queens’ College Cambridge at 11.30 as part of the annual conference. All members of the society are welcome to come to the meeting free of charge and it will be followed by the annual lecture. This year’s annual lecture is by Professor Linda Clarke. Title: Valuing Construction Labour. If you wish to attend but are not coming to the conference please contact the secretary.

5th International Congress on Construction History

23rd September 2014

The fifth international congress on construction history is being hosted by our affiliate society, the Construction History Society of America, and will take place in Chicago in June 2015
More details here.

Call for papers Second Annual Conference on Construction History 2015

23rd September 2014

The deadline for submission for abstracts for the Second Annual Conference has been extended to 15 October 2014. The call for abstracts can be downloaded here. More details of the conference can be found at the conference website here.

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Seventh Annual Conference will move online. Queens’ College is cancelling conferences to be held in the college over the break. The proceedings are complete, so we will be moving to an online format this year. All speakers are being asked to record their talks in the next 14 days. We will have the capacity to have live question and answer sessions. Next year’s conference will be held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 2021 (Two full days) with departure after breakfast on the Monday 19th April 2021

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